Tuesday, September 28, 2010


WOW.  The MTC is incredible.  They have everything down to a T.  The schedule is perfect, meal time has perfect timing, and everything works out.  I love this place, I love my leaders, and I love my sensei!
     Wednesday is a blur.  I don't remember much.  I remember a lot of rules and regulations being given and I remember confusion and frustration in seeing the japanese elders that have been here for six weeks not following the rules!  However, I am in an awesome district!!  From the start we all sat down and promised each other that we would observe strict obedience to the rules.  We all bonded very quickly because we were already united in purpose.
     My companion (I'd spell it in Japanese but these keyboards don't work very well) is awesome.  His name is Elder Zach Nelson.  We get along great!  Our first conflict in companionship inventory was that we didn't have a conflict; we still have that problem.  :/  We need to work on that.  We have a lot of similarities in learning style and study style.  It makes study time much smoother!  Bottom line: he is awesome, and I am so grateful for a companion that will help me excel rather than hold me back.
     I am still vegetarian!  I was shown the refrigerator locker with the soymilk, and I have a wrap for lunch and dinner.  And it's delicious!  I put different stuff in them every time.  Another answer to prayers and worries.
     Our district's senseis are INCREDIBLE!!!!  There is McIntyre Sensei (girl) and Lee Sensei (boy) and they are the perfect balance.  Lee Sensei pushes us hard but he is so INSPIRING.  I am going to leave the MTC fluent in gospel!  I know it can be done because it has been done before!
     I am running out of time but I have to share this experience.  Satan has attacked the members of our district already (at least those in my residence room).  Yesterday was my turn, and it was one of the worst days of my life.  I couldn't focus, I couldn't be happy, I couldn't think!  It was horrible.  All I could think about were all the reasons I shouldn't be here.  I prayed for strength to shake myself out of the funk and my prayer was answered that night in class.  Lee Sensei is awesome.  He totally answered my prayer with his lesson.  I know that I have an awesome district because we each have had our trials.
   My time is about to expire!
With love,
Elder Jenkins
MTC companion, Elder Nelson, and two native sister missionaries w/ Elder Jenkins

MTC district

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